When even non-scifi lovers laud one of the geekiest tales of space adventures in the (comic) books, expectations fall into one of two categories: Super commercialized or actually really good. J.J. Abrams did a fucking fantastic job designing the future and now that better be what London looks like in 2259 otherwise I'm going to be severely disappointed. Visually, Star Trek is stunning, and the cinematography was almost 2001-esque at times, which is automatic plus points.
The ending was cheesy and cliche and I love it for that but otherwise, there are a couple of plot twists. Character development is limited to Kirk and Spock--slightly disappointing because the supporting actors are amazing as well--but whatever because they're witty and beautiful. It was just so enjoyable to watch the chemistry on the screen; I want to be best friends with all of them at the same time. Also: I LOVE BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. What a perfect villain.
Toward the end, there was massive CGI overload and footage of awkward unidentified female crew members to compensate for the fact that only two females say anything of substance throughout the entire movie but eh.
noooo review it now